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OS X Mountain Lion All-in-One For Dummies by Mark L. Chambers

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Chapter 1: Running Windows on Your Mac with Boot Camp

In This Chapter

arrow.png Introducing Boot Camp

arrow.png Comparing Boot Camp with software emulation

arrow.png Creating your Windows partition

arrow.png Switching to your Windows system

arrow.png Updating Apple software in Windows

Do you sometimes miss that (cough) other operating system (OS)? Would you like to run legacy Windows programs on your Mac? Do you miss the familiar confines of the Microsoft world?

No need to be furtive about your Windows yearnings. Although I’m an enthusiastic Mac owner, I also own two smooth-running PCs, and they cohabitate quite well in my office. In fact, I use Windows 7 every day for a number of tasks. So, dear reader, what if I told you that both Mac OS X Mountain Lion and Windows 7 can live together in peace and harmony, all on the same hard drive inside your Mac?

In this chapter, I discuss the wonder that is Boot Camp — the free utility included with Mountain Lion that allows you to install and run Windows on your Mac’s hard drive. I explain ...

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